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Fireweed vs. Tarragon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fireweed and Tarragon?

  • Fireweed has less Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Folate, and Copper than Tarragon.
  • Tarragon's daily need coverage for Iron is 374% higher.

We used Fireweed, leaves, raw and Spices, tarragon, dried types in this comparison.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -45.2%
Contains more Calcium +165.5%
Contains more Iron +1245.8%
Contains more Magnesium +122.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.8%
Contains more Potassium +511.3%
Contains more Zinc +46.6%
Contains more Copper +111.6%
Contains more Manganese +18.8%
Contains more Selenium +388.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107% 875% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 342% 1212% 248% 135% 267% 9% 107% 226% 1040% 24%
Contains less Sodium -45.2%
Contains more Calcium +165.5%
Contains more Iron +1245.8%
Contains more Magnesium +122.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.8%
Contains more Potassium +511.3%
Contains more Zinc +46.6%
Contains more Copper +111.6%
Contains more Manganese +18.8%
Contains more Selenium +388.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +2172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +660.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +877.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281.3%
Contains more Folate +144.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 216% 0% 0% 8% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 85% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 252% 0% 0% 167% 63% 309% 168% 0% 557% 206% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +2172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +660.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +877.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281.3%
Contains more Folate +144.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +814.5%
Contains more Protein +383.4%
Contains more Fats +163.3%
Contains more Carbs +161.3%
Contains more Other +373.6%
5% 3% 19% 71% 3%
Protein: 4.71 g
Fats: 2.75 g
Carbs: 19.22 g
Water: 70.78 g
Other: 2.54 g
23% 7% 50% 8% 12%
Protein: 22.77 g
Fats: 7.24 g
Carbs: 50.22 g
Water: 7.74 g
Other: 12.03 g
Contains more Water +814.5%
Contains more Protein +383.4%
Contains more Fats +163.3%
Contains more Carbs +161.3%
Contains more Other +373.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fireweed Tarragon
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Tarragon Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 42.82g Tarragon
Protein 4.71g 22.77g Tarragon
Fats 2.75g 7.24g Tarragon
Carbs 19.22g 50.22g Tarragon
Calories 103kcal 295kcal Tarragon
Fiber 10.6g 7.4g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 1139mg Tarragon
Iron 2.4mg 32.3mg Tarragon
Magnesium 156mg 347mg Tarragon
Phosphorus 108mg 313mg Tarragon
Potassium 494mg 3020mg Tarragon
Sodium 34mg 62mg Fireweed
Zinc 2.66mg 3.9mg Tarragon
Copper 0.32mg 0.677mg Tarragon
Manganese 6.704mg 7.967mg Tarragon
Selenium 0.9µg 4.4µg Tarragon
Vitamin A 3598IU 4200IU Tarragon
Vitamin A RAE 180µg 210µg Tarragon
Vitamin C 2.2mg 50mg Tarragon
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.251mg Tarragon
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 1.339mg Tarragon
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 8.95mg Tarragon
Vitamin B5 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 2.41mg Tarragon
Folate 112µg 274µg Tarragon
Saturated Fat 1.881g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.474g Tarragon
Polyunsaturated fat 3.698g Tarragon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Tarragon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
51%
Fireweed
132%
Tarragon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
148%
Fireweed
360%
Tarragon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tarragon
Tarragon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tarragon
Tarragon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.881g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Fireweed
Fireweed is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients
  2. Tarragon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170937/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.